Chris Schott of I Like The Future And The Future Likes Me stops by to discuss his new EP, share some stories behind the songs, even play one live on the piano! We also discuss his start in music, neckbeards, recording this EP with Daniel Williams, Little Mermaid, Wesley Willis & more.

You'll hear:

  • Come Together
  • 14 Empty Bottles of Mountain Dew
  • That Really Friended My Zone

Head over to Bandcamp.com to download the EP

See Chris LIVE

11/17 with Bobby Stevens Band at Hoppin Hog Mad Art Gallery

Direct download: ChrisSchottRPP.mp3
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The other night I caught up with Let's Not to discuss their brand new single "Sidewhip", upcoming release party, adding Bob McMahon on drums, covering Keith Sweat, 2 Live Crew & Jeremy shares a crazy story about picking a fight in a bar. 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Sidewhip
  • Submitted

See them LIVE

Nov 16th "Sidewhip" Single Release Party at Off Broadway with The Defeated County & Mammoth Piano FREE SHOW

Follow Let's Not on Facebook for more details

 

Direct download: LetsNotRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:26am CST

Singer songwriter Hunter Peebles joins me for today's episode! We get in to talking about his start in music, some early influences, his first performance, play some live acoustic and share the stories behind the songs. 

See Hunter LIVE

11/8 Porter's Collinsville, IL

11/9 Copper Fire

11/16 Porter's 

11/17 Bennie's Pizza Belleville, IL

12/8 Bennie's Pizza

12/13 Porter's 

12/15 Hemingway's Zen Garden

Follow Hunter Peebles Music on Facebook & Instagram

 

Direct download: HunterPeeblesRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:58am CST

Comedian Emily Hickner joins me on today’s episode to discuss her start in comedy, getting to perform with some greats like Jim Breuer, Flyover Comedy Festival, her new Instagram cartoon and more.

See Emily Hickner LIVE

11/8 at Flyover Comedy Festival at Improv Shop with Shane Torres & Rafe Williams

11/14 at Best of STL Comedy Showcase at Funny Bone with Max Price, Andrew Frank & Ricky Royal

11/16 Coffee Break with Yale Hollander at Foam

Follow @ConvoswithmyTherapist on Instagram

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click play


Thanks to my wonderful friends at Naked Vine for their support of the show. Swing by and visit them for a glass of wine or whiskey and around for the show. Full listing of wines, whiskey & beers along with their music calendar at NakedVine.net. Follow them on Facebook Twitter & Instagram!

I’m very proud to say this show is now sponsored by Hess Van Schlemer Metalworks. Give them a call for all of your metal working needs.   Visit them at HVSMetalworksart.com 

Direct download: EmilyHicknerRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:07am CST

The other night I stopped in at Denny's to hang out with my friend Max Price. We get in to talking about Open Mic and some good tips if you're thinking about trying an open mic, we talk about the hard work he's put into his Best of St.Louis Comedy Showcase & being a part of Flyover Comedy Festival. 

Big thanks to Denny's for letting us hang out and record and serving up some delicious pancakes!

See Max Price LIVE

Nov 9 at Flyover Comedy Festival

Nov 14 at Best of St.Louis Comedy Showcase with Emily Hickner, Andrew Frank & Ricky Royal

Follow him on Instagram @maxpriceisme for more dates and information

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

Direct download: MaxPrice2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:29am CST

Tree One Four returns! I had a great time recording this one and catching up with my buddies in Tree One Four. We talk about their debut album, share a couple of tracks, share some stories behind the songs, Tim's thumbs, upcoming shows & much more. 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Samuel Jackson
  • Shadows

Pick up their album THROUGH THE BRUSH on ITunes & Spotify!

 

See them LIVE

Nov 3 at Pop's

Nov 16 at The Bootleg with Steady Flow & Cycles

Dec 8 at Halo Bar after The Revivalists

Dec 14 at Broadway Oyster Bar with The Driftaways & Kamikaze Kush

Jan 26 at Imperial Pub & Club with Spillie Nelson & Ruffneck Blues Band

Follow them on Facebook & Instagram for more info & dates.

 

Direct download: TreeOneFour2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:01am CST

Singer Songwriter Eric Barnes joins me to discuss his start in music, 1900 Park, stories behind a few of his songs and play some live acoustic.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Bars
  • Old Bill
  • Trouble These Days
  • I Wish

See Eric LIVE

11/15 at Naked Vine

Follow him on Facebook for more dates & information.

Direct download: EricBarnesRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:52am CST

On Tuesday October 9th, I invited my friends Phillip Russo, Matthew Hitchcock & Samantha Clemons to join me at Naked Vine for my Singer Songwriter Storytelling Showcase. This episode is the audio from that evening!

Left to Right: Phillip Russo, Matthew Hitchcock & Samantha Clemons. Photo by Jessica Hitchcock

If you've been following along, this one has much improved audio quality. I'd like to give a big THANKS to Dan Kelley for his help recording and editing this episode. Also shout out to Jessica Hitchcock for snapping some great pictures of the evening. 

Join us for the next one on November 13th at Naked Vine with Nick Gusman, Mattie Schell & Sean Kimble. $5

Poster by New Scar Design

 

Thanks to my wonderful friends at Naked Vine for their support of the show. Swing by and visit them for a glass of wine or whiskey and around for the show. Full listing of wines, whiskey & beers along with their music calendar at NakedVine.net. Follow them on Facebook Twitter & Instagram!

I’m very proud to say this show is now sponsored by Hess Van Schlemer Metalworks. Give them a call for all of your metal working needs.   Visit them at HVSMetalworksart.com 

Direct download: SingerSongwriter10.9.18.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:02am CST

Singer Songwriter Nick Gusman returns to the show! We get right in to talking about his debut album DEAR HARD TIMES, his release party, stories behind the songs, some of the talented people that played on the recordings, tour, music video, and play some live acoustic. 

This episode was recorded from The Pocket in St.Louis, MO. The first Jam B&B, visit ThePocketSTL.com

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Look At Me Now
  • Wild & Blue (Live Acoustic) (John Anderson Cover)
  • The Ballad of John Wilson
  • Left Behind (Live Acoustic)

Join us on November 9th at Off Broadway to celebrate the release of DEAR HARD TIMES. Physical copies will be available. CD or Vinyl. FREE SHOW!! Also performing that evening will be AV & The Dirty Details and Brother Francis & The Soultones. 

Also catch Nick LIVE

11/13 at Naked Vine Singer Songwriter Storytelling Showcase with Mattie Schell & Sean Kimble

12/4 at Blue Plate Radio Knoxville, TN

12/12 at Adair's in Dallas, TX

Visit NickGusman.com for full tour dates. Follow Nick on Facebook & Instagram.

 

Direct download: NickGusman2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:13am CST

The other night I caught up with Indie Rock group Sorry, Scout to discuss their recently released NEVER ASKED FOR IT EP, how the group formed, stories behind the songs, upcoming Halloween show and much more. 

On this episode you'll get to listen to their entire EP

  • Never Asked For It
  • Simona
  • Great Modern Homes

Now available digitally everywhere. Physical copies in St.Louis at Vintage Vinyl & Euclid Records. 

See them LIVE

10/31 at Heavy Anchor with Tiger Rider, Granddad & Bounce House. Hosted by Maxi Glamour. $10 8pm

11/30 at Vintage Vinyl

Find more dates and information by visiting SorryScout.com & following them on Facebook & Instagram.

 

 

Direct download: SorryScoutRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:49am CST

Audio Engineer & Film Maker Justin Fisher joins me for this episode! Recorded at the beautiful SmithLee Productions in Maplewood, MO. We get in to talking about Justin's work at SmithLee, from being a musician to some of the musicians and talent he's worked with, We also talk about his new documentary Gateway Sound that will be screening at the St.Louis International Film Festival.

See Gateway Sound November 3rd at The St.Louis International Film Festival 2pm at KDHX The Stage. Visit GatewaySoundFilm.com for more information. 

You can also follow Gateway Sound & SmithLee Productions on Facebook

Direct download: JustinFisherRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:04pm CST

The other night I took a trip out to Granite City, IL meet up with singer songwriter Dean Justus of Justus & The Experience to talk about his start in music, love, stories behind the songs, hip hop, Snoop Dogg & play some live acoustic jams.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Human Race
  • Dance Gypsy Dance
  • If Heaven Had a Phone/Keep The Love Alive

See Justus & The Experience LIVE

10/19 at Red Fish Blue Fish in St.Charles, MO with Bongo Jak Vs. The Loop Machine & Blake Gardner & The Farmers

11/1 Lascelle's

11/2 Skeeter's

11/10 3rd Bar

11/13 Vintage Wine Bar

Follow him on Facebook for more dates & info!

 

 

Direct download: DeanJustusRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:31pm CST

Young bluesman Matt "The Rattlesnake" Lesch stops in to discuss his debut album, recording with Paul Niehaus at Blue Lotus Recording Studio, how he started out playing guitar and writing songs, influences and more. 

Don't miss the FURIOUS STRIKE Album Release Party on Oct 20th at Hwy 61 Roadhouse Kitchen in Webster Groves, MO. FREE SHOW!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Cross Cut Saw (Albert King cover)
  • Still Got My Blues

Follow Matt "Rattlesnake" Lesch on Facebook for more dates and information.

 

Direct download: MattRattlesnakeLeschRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:55am CST

Joe & Khyle of Luxora stop by to talk about their new EP, recording, how the band formed, Mitch Hedberg, Spectrum of Sound & much more. 

See them LIVE

Oct 27 at Pop's with For The City, Disguise The Limit, Stump Water Shine & Verba Stellae 

On this episode you'll hear: 

  • Death Of A Best Friend
  • Calypso

Follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!

 

Direct download: LuxoraRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:56pm CST

Morning Mtn returns to discuss their debut album, recording, stories behind some of the songs, the release party and much more!

See them LIVE 

November 2nd at Foam Album Release Party with special guest The Randys $5 

Shirt + CD for $15

On this episode you'll hear 3 tracks from the upcoming album

  • I Don't Need It
  • Further
  • Gone

Follow them on Facebook & Instagram

 

Direct download: MorningMtn2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:51am CST

The other night I caught up with Jordan & Eric of Shootin' The Dawg Shit Podcast for a crossover episode. I had a blast hanging out with these guys and talking about their show, how they met,stand up comedy & improv, and much more. 

Be sure to click SUBSCRIBE on Shootin The Dawg Shit wherever you listen to podcasts!

Also check out my appearance on their show!

Direct download: ShootinTheDawgShitRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:06am CST

Singer songwriter Devon Cahill returns to the show! We get to talking about her new solo EP, what inspired some of the songs, her big release party, her new music video, recording at Suburban Pro Studios and play live acoustic.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Hindsight
  • My Grace (live acoustic)

Pick up her WHEN I WAKE EP on Friday 10/12 at OFF BROADWAY in St.Louis with special guests Tonina & Mt.Thelonis Tickets at OffBroadwaySTL.com

Follow her on Facebook & Instagram. 

Visit DevonCahill.bandcamp.com

 

Direct download: DevonCahillRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:25am CST

A little while back Meg Williams rolled through St.Louis to play at Evangeline's, while she was in town we decided to meet up at The Pocket and record a podcast. Meg brought along her band Kirby (drums) and Dan (guitar). We talk about her about her EP, some stories behind the songs, Nashville and food!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Little Bit Of The Devil
  • I Feel A Heart Ache Coming
  • Come On Over To Me

Pick up a copy on ITunes or stream on Spotify. MegWilliamsMusic.com

See her LIVE

Oct 11 in Nashville at The Local

Oct 12 in Nashville at Bowery Vault

Nov 3 in Lake St.Louis, MO at Roasted Coffee & Wine Bar

Nov 14 in New York City at Rockwood Music Hall

Follow Meg Williams on Facebook & Instagram!

 

Direct download: MegWilliamsRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:35am CST

This weekend I stopped in to visit Bongo Jak at his home in St.Louis to discuss his brand new album, upcoming release party, tour and more. He also played a live track for the show and explained his loop station. It's pretty incredible to watch him work live. 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Feed The Flame (Live)
  • Jah Is Gonna Live On
  • Flow Bear

See him LIVE

10/10 Venice Cafe ALBUM RELEASE PARTY with Joe Foerster

10/12 The Office Belleville, IL

10/13 Martini Joe's in Marion, IL

10/19 Red Fish Blue Fish in St.Charles, MO

10/21 Swampy Sundays

10/26 Da-nite Tavern in Murphysboro, IL

Direct download: BongoJakRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:55am CST

A bit ago I was fortunate enough to talk some Jazz with a few of the best in the city at The Dark Room. I was joined by Ben Reece (Saxophone), Mo Egeston (Piano) & Kasimu Taylor (Trumpet). We discussed the Sounds Of St.Louis showcase that was put together at The Dark Room & Grandel Theatre after LouFest was canceled, how they became regulars at The Dark Room, the Kranzberg Arts Foundation and much more.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Mo Egeston - Themes From G6
  • Ben Reece's Unity Quartet - Lazy Afternoon
  • Kasimu Taylor Quartet - Laura Therina

See them LIVE at the Dark Room

Kasimu Taylor every Wednesday

Ben Reece Unity Quartet every Thursday

Mo Egeston every Saturday

Follow them on Facebook for more dates and music.

 

 

Direct download: BenMoKasimuRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:44am CST

Singer songwriter Gavin M. returns to the show! We recorded this one at his home in St.Louis, MO and talked about his upcoming trip to Europe, upcoming dates, played some live acoustic and share a brand new song "Don't Forget Me" that he wrote which is been helping raising money for Alzheimer's disease.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Where Did Your Heart Go (Live Acoustic)
  • Don't Forget Me ft Bel De Silva

Get more Gavin M music wherever you buy digital music or CDs at any of his shows. Gavin-M.com

See him LIVE

Oct 5 Belleville,  IL Chili Cook Off

Oct 8 at Gaslight 

Oct 19 at Scape 

Find all of his dates, and his travel blog as he documents his journey on tour at Gavin-M.com

 

 

Direct download: GavinM4RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:53am CST

On September 11, 2018 I invited Emily Wallace, Kevin Babb & Joshua Eaker to join me for my monthly Singer Songwriter Storytelling Show at Naked Vine. This is the audio from that evening!

Don't miss the next one on Oct 9th (and every 2nd Tuesday of the month) with Phillip Russo, Matthew Hitchcock & Samantha Clemons. 7pm $5

Be sure to follow them on Facebook & Instagram and download some music from Emily Wallace (and her band The Sleepy Rubies), Kevin Babb and Joshua Eaker (and his band Brother Lee and The Leather Jackals).

 

Direct download: EmilyKevinJosh911RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:30am CST

Scott James returns! I had a real good time hanging out with Comedian/Musician Scott James in his basement which we turned into a  make shift podcast studio for the afternoon. We talked about everything from comedy, his old band, football, and more. 

See Scott LIVE

Oct 4th at The Babylon in St.Peters for Stand Up Showcase with Jack Schurk & Jimmy Day

Dec 6th at The Firebird

Follow Scott on Facebook & Twitter for more dates & information

 

Direct download: ScottJames2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:08am CST

Ryan, Nick & Nathan of St.Louis band Anima/Animus join me to discuss their debut EP and EP Release Party, stories behind some of the songs, their new music video, are most Metal things we've done, recording with Matt Amelung and a lot more. Recorded in the basement of Strange Donuts so shout out to Strange Donuts for letting us hang out.

On this epiosde you'll hear

  • Drift Away
  • 6 Years
  • Ancient

Be sure to pick up the EP wherever you get your digital music. Follow them on Facebook & Instagram. See them LIVE

Oct 21 at Fubar with My Children My Bride

Nov 10 at Fubar with Unimagined 

 

Direct download: AnimaAnimusRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:47am CST

Today's episode I'm joined by the cast of Efflictim. We talk about how this cast came together, taking the film from a web series to feature film, their premiere party and much more. 

Head over to EfflictimTheMovie.com today to purchase tickets to the premiere happening November 3rd in Emerson Theater at Harris Stowe University St.Louis, MO.

On this episode you'll hear Divide The Empire's "Carnival Ride" which appears on the Efflicitim soundtrack. 

 

Direct download: EfflictimRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:06am CST

The Fade return! They brought along a tasty new album with them! I caught up with them before rehersal at their Mercy Studios to discuss the new album GOOD DREAM GONE, their release party, recording, stories behind the songs and much more. 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • I Wanna Go
  • Hollow Doors
  • Shoe Fits

Join us on October 6th at The Duck Room in Blueberry Hill for the GOOD DREAM GONE Release Party with special guests TOK & The Mindframes. Tickets are $6 in advance and may be purchased at the Blueberry Hill box office or Ticketmaster.com

Follow The Fade on Facebook & Instagram!

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

 

Direct download: TheFade2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:52am CST

Today I welcome back to the show my friends Jeff & Jennifer Nichols (Tencents) & Brandon Barbier (Outrun The Fall). They brought along Brian Higginbotham (Fighting For Autism) to discuss their upcoming event. 

We get into talking about some of the history of Fighting For Autism, some of the stats around autism, other events they host around the world and more. We talk about how the idea of Spectrum of Sound Music Festival came to be, the bands that will be playing, what else to expect and much more.

On this episode you'll hear

  • Outrun The Fall - Wolf Tiger
  • Echoes From Ashes - Cold Surrender
  • Luxora - Death Of A Best Friend

Join us September 29th at Olympia Athletics Center in St.Charles, MO for Spectrum of Sound Music Festival featuring live music from:

  • Outrun The Fall
  • Common Jones
  • Tree One Four
  • Luxora
  • Echoes From Ashes
  • Pogo Funk
  • Guerrilla Theory
  • Common Time Blues
  • Calloway Circus
  • Joe Bizelli

You can also expect:

  • Face painting
  • Food
  • Car Smash
  • Car Show
  • Burnout Contest
  • Fashion Show
  • and much more

Get involved with Fighting For Autism on Facebook and RSVP to the event. FightingForAutism.com

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: SpectrumOfSoundRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:54am CST

Last weekend Brad Williams was in St.Louis performing all 5 shows at Helium Comedy Club. I was able to make it out Thursday night and met Brad after the show. I've been a big fan of his for a long time now, from his comedy CDs and Specials to his podcast About Last Night that he does with Adam Ray. This episode was recording in the green room at Helium Comedy just before the Saturday night shows.

We talk about Brad's weekend in St.Louis checking out City Museum and eating some BBQ, his new Netflix special coming this Fall, his podcast and more. 

If you haven't, pick up Brad's Showtime specials FUN SIZE and DADDY ISSUES on DVD or pick up his 2 CD's. BradWilliamsComedy.com. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to see when he's in your town. Also click SUBSCRIBE to About Last Night!

 

Direct download: BradWilliamsRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:52am CST

St.Louis rock band Karma Dealer join me on today's episode to discuss their debut EP, Release Party, preview some of the tracks, stories behind the songs and more.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Hang Man
  • D'Juice
  • Anarchy
  • Save Me

See Karma Dealer LIVE

9/15 at Blueberry Hill Duck Room EP RELEASE PARTY with Divide The Empire, Of Wolves And Whiskey & Armenta $10

9/22 at Ink Spot Block Party in Winfield, MO with Inimical Drive, Steeples, Divide The Empire, Sky Burnt White, Out Amongst The Masses, Common Jones, Fly Method, Outrun The Fall, Modern Gold, Hounds, Bleach & Yung Wallflower. FREE with Ticket!

10/27 at Sonny's Bar for Agitate The Airwaves Halloween Show

11/3 at Red Fish Blue Fish in St.Charles, MO with Divine Sorrow & The Many Colored Death

Follow Karma Dealer on Facebook & Instagram for more information. 

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

Direct download: KarmaDealerRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:37pm CST

Anything But Credible Podcast RETURNS! I had so much fun recording this episode with Nick, Keith & Griff of Anything But Credible Podcast. It gets real silly and we talk about a lot of random weirdness. But what else would you expect from Anything But Credible!?

Be sure to click SUBSCRIBE on their show wherever you get your podcasts! AnythingButCredible.com

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music & YouTube apps or click PLAY

Direct download: ABCpod2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:41pm CST

Last week Sawyer Fredericks rolled through St.Louis on his HIDE YOUR GHOST tour. He performed at Off Broadway with good friend of the show Beth Bombara. It was an incredible evening! Before the show Sawyer took a few minutes out to talk to with me about his new album, music videos, Imo's pizza, tour, stories behind some of the songs and play one live acoustic!

Big THANK YOU to The Pocket  for letting us hang out and record this episode.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Hide Your Ghost (Live acoustic)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3J506oJPV0

  • Should've Known Better
  • Red Memories

Follow Sawyer on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Subscribe to his YouTube channel for more videos!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIZ5pUOHCn4

Pick up a copy of HIDE YOUR GHOST today at SawyerFredericks.com or any digital platform. Available on Vinyl, CD & Digital.

See him on TOUR. Follow him on Bandsintown to see when he's near you!

Oct 16 Charlotte, NC

Oct 17 St.Augstine, FL

Oct 18 Boca Raton, FL

Oct 19 Tampa, FL

Oct 22 Washington, DC

Oct 24 Ardmore, PA

Oct 25 New York, NY

 

Direct download: SawyerFredericksRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:57am CST

The other night I stopped by to visit my new friend Kevin Babb at his home studio. We get in to talking about his early days of learning guitar, play some live acoustic, share some stories behind the songs, aliens, and other random weirdness. 

Don't miss Kevin Babb at September's Singer Songwriter Storytelling Showcase with Emily Wallace & Joshua Eaker on Tuesday 11th 7pm $5

On this episode you'll hear:

  • San Fransisco
  • Devil In Disguise 
  • Little Bit of Trouble
  • Can't Get Away

Follow Kevin on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Grab some music on ITunes or Spotify! Everything at KBabb.com

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, Itunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

Direct download: KevinBabbRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:17am CST

On Tuesday August 14th, I invited my friends Bobby Stevens, Ahna Schoenhoff & Matt Wynn to join me at Naked Vine for my Singer Songwriter Storytelling Show. Today's episode is the live audio from that evening! There is one weird spot in the audio in the middle where my batteries died during recording and had to swap them out. Oops!

Left to Right: Ahna Schoenhoff, Bryan Herr (Naked Vine), Bobby Stevens (back) & Matt Wynn

Don't miss the next Singer Songwriter Storytelling Showcase with Emily Wallace, Kevin Babb & Joshua Eaker happening on Tuesday September 11. 7pm $5

 

Please support these three! Follow them on Facebook & Instagram. Buy their music, go to a show!

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

Direct download: SingerSongwriter8.14.18RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:08am CST

Comedian Andy Hamilton returns to the show! We talk about his adventures in comedy over the last 2 years including hosting his own show O'Fallon Out Loud at Rendezvous Cafe in O'Fallon, MO, improv comedy, pancakes and much more. This episode was recorded live at Denny's!

See Andy Hamilton LIVE

8/30 at Helium Comedy for Comics Against Humanity

9/8 at Rendezvous Cafe for O'Fallon Out Loud with James Johann, Will O'Donnell & Tina Dybal

10/20 at Rendezvous Cafe for Missouri Writers Guild 

Follow O'Fallon Out Loud on Facebook & Instagram for more show updates! Call Rendezvous and make reservations Today!

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click play

Direct download: AndyHamilton2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:57pm CST

 

Over the weekend I took a drive out to Troy, MO to meet my friends Big Dave Canoy, Robby Kallery & Joel Colby at The Ink Spot to talk about the 9th Annual Ink Spot Block Party. We discuss the lineup, some of our favorite moments in Block Party history, CDs vs digial music and much more!

Left to Right: Joel (Inimical Drive), Dave (Ink Spot) & Robby (Ink Spot)

Don't miss this party happening on September 22nd at Winfield Fairgrounds. Tickets are FREE from any of the sponsors, either the Ink Spot Troy or Ink Spot St.Peters! I also have a stack a tickets if you see me around. LIVE MUSIC from:

  • Inimical Drive
  • Steeples
  • Out Amongst The Masses
  • Sky Burnt White
  • Karma Dealer
  • Common Jones
  • Fly Method
  • Divide The Empire
  • Modern Gold
  • Outrun The Fall
  • Yung Wallflower
  • Hounds
  • Bleach

Be sure to RSVP on Facebook for more details, LIKE the Ink Spot Block Party page!

This episode you'll hear:

  • Inimical Drive "From The Ground"
  • Bleach "Dead"
  • Steeples "Sticks & Stones"

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

 

Thanks to my wonderful friends at Naked Vine for their support of the show. Swing by and visit them for a glass of wine or whiskey and around for the show. Full listing of wines, whiskey & beers along with their music calendar at NakedVine.net. Follow them on Facebook Twitter & Instagram!

I’m very proud to say this show is now sponsored by Hess Van Schlemer Metalworks. Give them a call for all of your metal working needs.   Visit them at HVSMetalworksart.com 

Direct download: InkSpotBlockParty9RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:19am CST

Last week I stopped by STL Style on Cherokee Street to record with my friends Jeff & Randy Vines. This was a first for the show, the first twins on the show. I had a great time recording this one. We get in to talking about their love of St.Louis, starting their own business, being business partners since 2001, and we talk about growing up in Creve Coeur. 

Be sure to visit them at 3159 Cherokee St in St.Louis, MO or online at STL-Style.com. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!

Listen on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

 

Direct download: JeffRandyVinesRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:58am CST

Sunday afternoon immediately following River City Opry at Off Broadway, I caught up with Singer Songwriter Tim Crosby for a nice chat about some of his songs, growing up in southern Illinois, upcoming shows, videos, play some live acoustic & more!

 

This episode was recorded at The Pocket in St.Louis, MO, located right next door to Off Broadway. Big thanks to Dan at The Pocket for letting us hang out. Please visit ThePocketSTL.com

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Works Too Hard
  • Probably Will (Live Acoustic)
  • My Father's Son
  • Second Best (Live Acoustic)

Pick up Tim Crosby & The Lightning Strikes album RESURRECTION MULE FARM today on Amazon, CDBaby or ITunes

See Tim Crosby LIVE

Sept 1 at Summer Sun Down Festival Effingham, IL

Sept 15 at Turnerfest Mount Olive, IL

Sept 27 at Abbey Espresso Bar Songwriter Night Belleville, IL

 

 

 

Direct download: TimCrosbyRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:39pm CST

International Superstar, the amazing Aina Cook returns to the show! This time around we have a brand new album to talk about, we also talk about the new Al Holliday & The East Side Rhythm Band album, release party, stories behind the songs and much more!

On this episode you'll get a sneak peek at the new album:

  • Bad Taste In Men
  • Rain Today

Pick up the album TODAY on ITunes. 

Head over to AinaCook.com also follow her on Facebook & Instagram.

See her LIVE

8/31 Album Release Party at Cafe Berlin in Columbia, MO 

 

Direct download: AinaCook2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:04am CST

Today's episode was recorded from inside Tritone Guitars with none other than Mr.Tritone himself Dave Anderson. We talk about the shop, LouFest, working with the Burney Sisters, Grace Basement, upcoming shows and his work with Arturia Synth.

Hear an exclusive sneak peek at a song "Tired" that Dave recorded on with The Burney Sisters. Due out very soon!

See Dave LIVE

8/29 at The Ready Room LouFest Preview Party with Grace Basement along with Srub & Dracla

9/8 & 9 at LouFest with The Burney Sisters (Saturday) and Grace Basement (Sunday)

9/28-30 at Roots n Blues n BBQ Fest in Columbia, MO with The Burney Sisters

Follow Tritone Guitars on Facebook, Instagram and visit Tritone-Guitars.com

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

 

Thanks to my wonderful friends at Naked Vine for their support of the show. Swing by and visit them for a glass of wine or whiskey and around for the show. Full listing of wines, whiskey & beers along with their music calendar at NakedVine.net. Follow them on Facebook Twitter & Instagram!

I’m very proud to say this show is now sponsored by Hess Van Schlemer Metalworks. Give them a call for all of your metal working needs.   Visit them at HVSMetalworksart.com 

Direct download: DaveAnderson2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:26am CST

The other night I caught up with husband & wife Keith and Tiffany Hafner of Down Swinging to discuss their latest album, upcoming tour, stories behind these songs and play one live acoustic!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Scout's Honor (Live Acoustic)
  • Fearless
  • November

Pick up their album FEARLESS today wherever you get digital music or physical copies at the upcoming shows.

See them LIVE

8/25 at Pop's in St.Louis for Rock The Vote

8/30 Cape Giradeau, MO

8/31 Columbia, MO

9/1 Kansas City, MO

9/2 Springfield, MO

Follow them on Facebook & Instagram for more information! 

Direct download: DownSwingingRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:13pm CST

Last week I met up with Pop singer songwriters Neil & Adam at Smith Lee Productions in St.Louis, MO. I had a great time meeting and hanging out with them. Also big thanks to Justin of Smith Lee for his help recording this episode. We get in to talking about how the band formed, the success of their single "Everything is Alright", new music, stories behind the songs and do some live acoustic jamming in the studio. 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Everything Is Alright
  • Oil Fire (Acoustic)
  • Bright Light (Acoustic) 

Purchase some music on ITunes, stream it on Spotify. Follow Neil & Adam on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!

See them LIVE 

August 19th at Rose Music Hall in Columbia, MO 

 

Direct download: NeilAndAdamRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:56am CST

The other night I met up with some of the guys behind HEART OF SATURDAY NIGHT - A tribute to Tom Waits. They have a big show coming up and we talk all about what to expect that evening, some of their favorite Tom Waits tunes, play some live from the living room, talk about how the band formed & a whole lot more.

See them LIVE

8/25 at The Hideaway in St.Louis, MO 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Blue Valentine (Tim Leavy)
  • Hold On (Jorge Valcarcel) 

Check out the Facebook event for more details! 

 

Direct download: TimLeavyJorgeValcarcelRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:41pm CST

The other day I caught up with punk rockers Name It Now! at their home. We got into how the band formed, their first ALBUM NAME EP, their new SONGS FROM THE SHED EP, Release Party, music videos, stories behind the songs & more. 

See them LIVE

Sept 8 at The Firebird as Ultraviolet Entertainment presents NAME IT NOW! Album Release Party with An Unfortunate Trend, The Kaiju Killers & Lysergik $8 6:30 pm Doors 7pm Show

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Halfway Happy
  • Tim
  • Kate Spade

Find some Name It Now! tunes on ITunes & Spotify. Follow them on Facebook & Instagram. Subscribe to the YouTube channel!

 

Direct download: NameItNowRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:42pm CST

Comedian Tina Dybal joins me on the show. We hung out at Mokabe's recently and talked about her comedy, winning Helium's funniest person in St.Louis competition, growing up, Six Flags, Sasha Baron Cohen, podcasting and more. 

See Tina LIVE

8/19 at Helium Best of the City Showcase

8/23 at Foam Coffee Break with Yale Hollander

9/8 at Rendezvous in O'Fallon, MO 

Click subscribe to her podcast Where You Fucked Up with friend of the show Jeremy Essig.

Follow Tina on Instagram for more dates!

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

Direct download: TinaDybalRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:19am CST

This episode is the live audio recorded the night of July 10th, 2018 during the Singer Songwriter Storytelling Show at Naked Vine featuring the talents of Sean Coray, Gavin M & Elliott Pearson. Hope you enjoy the show. Please support these guys, buy some music, go see a show, follow them on social media, tell a friend, whatever you can do!

Please join us August 14th for the next edition of the Singer Songwriter Storytelling Show with Ahna Schoenhoff, Bobby Stevens & Matt Wynn. 7-9pm $5

See Gavin M LIVE

Aug 11 at Delmar Hall with Brewer & Shipley

Aug 23 at Alpha Brewing Co 

See Elliott Pearson & The Passing Lane LIVE

Aug 11 at Grub & Groove in Francis Park

Aug 25 at Main Street Abbey Columbia, IL

Aug 29 at ANEW Happy Hour with A Purpose STL

Sept 16 at Taste of St.Louis in Chesterfield, MO

Oct 5 at Songs & Soldiers in Columbia, IL 

Find more Sean Coray at SeanCoray.com

 

Direct download: SingerSongwriter7.10.18RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:04am CST

This was an absolute treat. I had the chance to sit and talk with Valerie & Ethan of Miss Jubilee & St.Louis Steady Grinders. These two are just students of the music and were happy to open up and share some of their knowledge with me. We talk about how Miss Jubilee formed, Ethan moving to St.Louis, his love for pianos, some big upcoming shows. stories form recording their albums & more!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Miss Jubilee "Froggy Bottom" 
  • St.Louis Steady Grinders "Peepin At The Rising Sun"
  • Miss Jubilee "Throw Me in The Alley"

Pick up both albums wherever you get your digital music. CDs available at any of the upcoming shows. Miss-Jubilee.com

See Miss Jubilee LIVE

8/9 at Joe's Cafe

8/31 at Focal Point

9/2 at Big Muddy Blues Festival

Every Wednesday at Schlafly Bottleworks

Every Sunday at Evangeline's

Follow them on the website, EthanLeinwand.com or Facebook fore more dates!

 

Direct download: MissJubileeRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:49pm CST

Monkh RETURNS! I caught up with Monkh to talk about the new Monkh & The People GROOVELOVE FANTASTIC EP that is now available everywhere, stories behind the process, we talk LouFest, TuneSpeak, Funk music, D'Angelo, and play some live acoustic!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • People Power
  • Groovelove Fantastic
  • Ramble On (Led Zeppelin cover) (Live acoustic)
Direct download: Monkh3RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:20pm CST

The other night I caught up with singer songwriter Jon Bonham in the basement of Das Bevo to talk about growing up in St.Louis, surfing, his start in music, early influences, stories behind some of the songs, play live acoustic and talk about upcoming gigs!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Don't Bet On Me
  • Tower Grove (live acoustic)
  • Now That She's Gone (live acoustic)

See Jon Bonham & Friends LIVE

1st & 3rd Fridays at Das Bevo

1st & 3rd Sundays at The Gramophone

8/10 at Naked Vine

8/16 at Joe's Cafe

Find more dates on Jon Bonham & Friends on Facebook!

Big Thanks to Das Bevo for letting us hang out and record. Be sure to check out this beautiful place!

 

 

Direct download: JonBonhamRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:56am CST

Last week I had the opportunity to meet up with Indianapolis band The Day After as they were touring through St.Louis to play at Floor Fest. Being that this was their first trip to St.Louis, we decided to go to Imo's and record a podcast there. I had a great time getting to know more about the band while enjoying some pizza. We talk about touring, some of the 10 year history of the group, and different merch ideas like candles and condoms.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • The Better Off
  • The Year
  • The Underdog

Pick up some The Day After songs wherever you get your digital music, TheDayAfter.Bandcamp.com or Spotify.

Follow the band on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. TheDayAfter.us

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

 

Thanks to my wonderful friends at Naked Vine for their support of the show. Swing by and visit them for a glass of wine or whiskey and around for the show. Full listing of wines, whiskey & beers along with their music calendar at NakedVine.net. Follow them on Facebook Twitter & Instagram!

I’m very proud to say this show is now sponsored by Hess Van Schlemer Metalworks. Give them a call for all of your metal working needs.   Visit them at HVSMetalworksart.com 

Direct download: TheDayAfterRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:10pm CST

The other day I stopped in at Gaslight to hang out with my friends in Backwash on a soggy Sunday afternoon. We get into talking about their upcoming show at An Under Cover Weekend at Delmar Hall as they'll pay tribute to The Strokes, their debut album Sonic Chronic, music videos with James Jackson and new music! This episode was recorded live during lounge hours so there is a little background noise. 

See them LIVE

8/25 at Delmar Hall for An Under Cover Weekend playing The Strokes. Undercoverweekend.com for tickets & more information!

Follow them on Facebook & Instagram for more dates!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Sunshine
  • Surfboard Prom Date

Available for download at BackwashSTL.bandcamp.com or Spotify.

 

Direct download: BackwashRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:00pm CST

Jason Detroit joins me to discuss his upcoming EP, play some live acoustic, talk about video games and Saturday Night Live. 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • For The Best (Live Acoustic)
  • Swiper, No Swiping 

Find "Swiper, No Swiping" at JasonDetroit.Bandcamp.com for FREE download!

Follow Jason Detroit on Facebook for upcoming show dates & information on the EP Release.

 

Direct download: JasonDetroitRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:11pm CST

Zack of The Hollow Ends RETURNS! We dive right into talking about his debut album BEARS IN MIND, the release party, tour, stories behind some of the songs, River City Opry, his crazy day at Lo-Fi Cherokee & more.

On this episode you'll get a sneak peek at the album:

  • Close To Flames
  • Bears In Mind 
  • The Low

Purchase The Hollow Ends "BEARS IN MIND" at TheHollowEnds.com, ITunes or stream on Spotify. Pick up a copy at any of the shows!

July 27 at Blueberry Hill Duck Room for ALBUM RELEASE PARTY with The Good Deeds & Stephen Lightle 7pm doors 8pm show $8

July 28 at The Brick in Kansas City

July 31 at The Riff in Springfield, MO

Aug 1 at The Root in Tulsa, OK

Aug 2 at Darwin's Pub in Austin, TX 

More dates on the website! Follow The Hollow Ends on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to keep up with him on tour.

 

 

Direct download: HollowEnds2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:38pm CST

Singer Songwriter Tom Watkins joins me on the show to talk about his upcoming EP, stories behind some of the songs, some of his history in music like playing in punk bands, and play a couple live acoustic for us.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Like You Do
  • Ask

Follow Tom Watkins on Facebook for more information about when the EP is ready and show dates.

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: TomWatkinsRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:24pm CST

The other day I stopped in at TechArtista in St.Louis, MO to talk with Hip Hop artist & Producer Mvstermind about his growing up in St.Louis and finding music, playing LouFest, his new single & music video "More," upcoming show and more!

See him LIVE

Friday July 20th at The Pageant for Red Bull Music Presents The Mind of Jay E featuring:

  • E-40
  • Chingy
  • Murphy LEe
  • Tef Poe
  • Kyjuan
  • Mvstermind

On this episode you'll hear

  • Minute Plan
  • More

Find all things Mvstermind at Mvstermind.com. Grab the songs wherever digital music is sold. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!

Direct download: MvstermindRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:00pm CST

This episode I welcome some of the people who started Rock University and planned the Rock University Festival. Get to know a little more about them, how Rock U started & what to expect at the festival. 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Common Jones "Jones Dub"
  • Bleach "Dead"
  • Boomtown United "Love Like Fire"
  • Outrun The Fall "Wolftiger"

Join us July 21st at The Babylon in St.Peters, MO for this years 8th Annual Rock U Festival with live music from Boomtown United, Common Jones, Guerrilla Theory, Elbow Through Hammer, Outrun The Fall, Divide The Empire, Out Amongst The Masses, The Many Colored Death, Pogo Funk, Bleach, Yeah Whatever, To Be Determined, Chasing Ginger & Jen Galinski. $10 cover or donation of musical instrument. Proceeds go to Play It Forward STL & SK8 Club United. 

Besides the live music, there will also be a half pipe for skating, vendors, great food and cold drinks. All ages til 11pm, 21+ til 1a.

Follow all of these bands & Rock U Festival on Facebook & Instagram.

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

Direct download: RockUFestRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:17pm CST

The other night my friend Dustin Arbuckle rolled through town and stopped in at the Broadway Oyster Bar with his band Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations and Katy Guillen & The Girls. It was an incredible evening of great music. Dustin was nice enough to take a few minutes out before the show to record with me. We sat in their tour bus and talked about their new EP, touring, White Castles, some of Moreland & Arbuckle's 15 year history, shooting the new music video & more.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Half a Piece 
  • Say My Name
  • My Getaway

Pick up your copy of the EP at DustinArbuckleDamnations.com

See them on tour!

July 6 in Nescopeck, PA at Briggs Farm Blues Festival

July 7 in Wrightsville, PA at Reds, Whites & Blues Festival at Moon Dancer Winery

July 8 in Sellersville, PA at Sellersville Theater 1894

July 9 in Miamisburg, OH at Blue Note Bistro & Lounge

Aug 3 in Salina, KS at Friday Night Live at Campbell Plaza

Aug 4 in Omaha, NE at Harney Street Tavern

Full calendar, merch & everything on the website. Fall them on Facebook & Instagram!

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

Direct download: DustinArbuckleRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:26am CST

I'm very excited to welcome Singer Songwriter Samantha Clemons to the show! I had such a great time recording this one, and getting to know a little more about Samantha. We talk about her childhood and growing up, discovering music and writing, recording her EP, being a mother, stories behind the songs and play some live acoustic!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Burn
  • No Room (Live Acoustic)
  • Blow You Down

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LszI08amm4A

Pick up her BURN EP wherever you get your digital music. Stream it on Spotify. Also be sure to follow her on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Subscribe to her YouTube channel!

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

Direct download: SamanthaClemonsRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:38am CST

Last Friday I took a drive out to Swansea, IL to hang out with Jesse & John of Wooden Puddin to discuss how this group came to be, talk about Shania Twain, jam some live acoustic and whole lot more!

Follow Wooden Puddin on Facebook for more dates coming soon! They are taking off the month of July as they'll be touring with Old Salt Union. You can catch Old Salt Union under the Arch on July 4th at 3:45pm. OldSaltUnion.com

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Dink's Song (Live Acoustic) 
  • New York City (Live Acoustic)

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

 

Direct download: woodenpuddinRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:58pm CST

Heavy metal rockers As Earth Shatters join me for a new episode of Rock Paper Podcast! I caught up with them at their band practice. It was about 100 degrees that day so you'll hear the fan blowing on us so we don't die during the show. We get into talking about new music, give you an exclusive first listen of their single "Anxiety", talk about recording with Gabe Usery at Encapsulated Studios, touring and we even make a new drinking game!

Grab your beverage of choice and take a swig every time you hear Sammy Hagar!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Indifference
  • Alone
  • Anxiety

Purchase some As Earth Shatters tunes on ITunes or Bandcamp, listen on Spotify.

See them LIVE

Aug 31-Sept 2 at Midwestern Rockfest at Camp Manitowa at Rend Lake with OneDay, Discrepancies, Fly Method, Ashland, Pure October, Inner Outlines & more

Find more dates & info by following the band on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Subscribe to their YouTube channel. 

 

Direct download: AsEarthShattersRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:01pm CST

After Wednesday stops by the show to talk about their upcoming new music, big release party, recording with Zagk Gibbons at Gaslight, playing a show with Nick Jonas, stories behind the 3 EP's, jam some live acoustic & more.

Get a sneak peek at their new EP

  • 19
  • Tattoo (Live Acoustic)
  • Can't Get Through (Live Acoustic)

Check out After Wednesday's new tunes on ITunes & Spotify or your favorite digital outlet.

June 28th 19 will be available. Pick up your copy TODAY!

July 12th 20 will be avilable

July 26th 21 will be available

See them LIVE

July 29 at Blueberry Hill Duck Room with Thames & The Astounds

Follow After Wednesday on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for more dates & information. 

 

Direct download: AfterWednesdayRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:41pm CST

This weekend I stopped in at band practice to hang out with the guys of Brother Francis & The Soultones to talk about their new EP, upcoming shows, stories behind some of the music and a whole lot more!

Brother Francis & The Soultones are (Left to Right): Jacob (Bass), Ryan (Keys), Francis (Guitar/Vocals) & Taylor (Drums)

Pick up their EP TODAY! Now available on ITunes & Bandcamp

On this episode you'll get a sneak peek at the EP

  • Haven't Got The Time
  • Right Now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GJeY1PGjpM

See them LIVE

6/28 at Venice Cafe

7/12 at Venice Cafe

7/14 Mound City Music Fest with Common Jones, The Scandaleros, Monkh and The People, Guerrilla Theory, Break Night & More at Atomic Cowboy

7/20 at Venice Cafe

7/21 at City Museum at Beatnik Bob's

Follow them on Facebook for more dates. 

Thanks to my wonderful friends at Naked Vine for their support of the show. Swing by and visit them for a glass of wine or whiskey and around for the show. Full listing of wines, whiskey & beers along with their music calendar at NakedVine.net. Follow them on Facebook Twitter & Instagram!

I’m very proud to say this show is now sponsored by Hess Van Schlemer Metalworks. Give them a call for all of your metal working needs.   Visit them at HVSMetalworksart.com 

Direct download: BrotherFrancisRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:29pm CST

Fly Method returns to Rock Paper Podcast! We talk about their big news of adding a new member to the band Guitarist Matt Benne, we talk about upcoming summer shows, new merch and play some Jenga. 

On this episode you'll hear:

-Grace of God 

Purchase some Fly Method music on ITunes, stream on Spotify. Pick up a new shirt or hat at the shows!

See them LIVE

6/30 at The Firebird for Common Jones album release party with Guerrilla Theory & Pogo Funk

7/21 at Floor Fest

8/8 at Old Rock House for Freddy's Freedom Project 

8/31-9/2 at Mid West Rock Fest at Rend Lake

Find more information by following Fly Method on Facebook & Instagram. 

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

Direct download: FlyMethod3RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:43am CST

The other night I caught up with Hal Pascale of Cherokee Moon to talk about her moving to St.Louis, putting together this band, stories behind some of the songs, debut their first single "Rules" and play some live!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Rules
  • Just The Other Day (Live)

See them LIVE

6/29 at The Monocle with Jenny Roques 

7/7 at Old Rock House with Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts

Follow Cherokee Moon on Facebook & Instagram for more updates!

Direct download: cherokeemoonrpp.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:04am CST

Photographer Nate Burrell stops by the show to share some stories of his work, his travels, working with artists like Patrick Sweany, John Calvin Abney & Ryan Koenig, getting in to making music videos & more.

Find his portfolio at NateBurrell.com

Subscribe to his YouTube channel. Follow him on Instagram!

We talk about shooting John Calvin Abney's "Get Your House In Order" music video. Check out that video!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Patrick Sweany "Up And Down" from his latest ANCIENT NOISE album
  • John Calvin Abney "Get Your House In Oreder" from his latest COYOTE album

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

Direct download: NateBurrellRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:41am CST

Earlier this week I stopped in at a St.Louis Bread Co and had a nice conversation with Comedian Eric Brown. We discussed him starting comedy, early influences, Weird Al, and his album PATTERNS.

You can pick up a copy of PATTERNS now on ITunes, Spotify or about any digital music outlet.

Hear two clips from PATTERNS 

  • The Waterlillies
  • Mobile Home

See Eric LIVE

6/17 at Southtown Pub as We Are Live Presents Dave Stone, Eric Brown & Kelsey McClure

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

 

Direct download: EricBrownRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:39pm CST

The other night I stopped in after band practice to talk with Brian & Steve of Common Jones. It was a nice surprise to find my friends Jeff & Jennifer Nichols of TenCents Promotions hanging out there as well. We had a nice chat about the upcoming Common Jones ALBUM RELEASE PARTY, their new album NOW YOU KNOW, playing Pointfest, their new music video & so much more. 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Bent 
  • jones Dub

Head on over to The Firebird on 6/30 for a stacked line up on entertainment. Common Jones, Guerrilla Theory, Fly Method & Pogo Funk for $8. Hosted by Buster Rooney. Guerrilla Street Food will be serving up some delicious meals from the food truck. Don't forget to go home with a copy of the brand new album NOW YOU KNOW

Check out CommonJones.com for more details. Hit up any band for tickets or FirebirdSTL.com

Follow Common Jones on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Subscribe to the YouTube channel.

Direct download: commonjones3RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:31am CST

A little while back I was asked to be involved in Rock University's High School Battle of the Bands competition. The winner received an appearance on the show, along with studio recording time at Gaslight and a slot at Rock University Festival. 

Bleach won that Battle of the Bands and I was thrilled to meet with them. They blew me away at the show with their sound. I stopped by their home to meet with Kaleb, Lance & Jackson. We had a great time talking about their debut EP, upcoming release party, touring, hoping to open for Foo Fighters and even jammed some live acoustic on the show.

Pick up a copy of their debut THINK TOO MUCH EP. Now available on ITunes & Spotify!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Elizabeth
  • Dead
  • Soles (live acoustic)

See them LIVE

6/16 Friday at Mozingo Music in O'Fallon, MO for their RELEASE PARTY!

7/21 at Rock University Festival at The Babylon with Boomtown United, Guerrilla Theory, Outrun The Fall, Out Amongst The Masses, The Public, Grass & Stone and Yeah Whatever

Follow them on Facebook & Instagram for more information and dates.

 

Direct download: BleachRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00am CST

A bit ago I caught up with friend of the show Adam Donald to discuss the 2nd Annual Americana Festival that he's been working on putting together. We discuss all of the bands playing, share some stories and give you everything you'll need to know about the festival! 

Grab your tickets today before they're ALL GONE! July 7th at Atomic Cowboy in St.Louis, MO you can see:

  • Beth Bombara
  • Ryan Koenig
  • Cara Louise Band
  • The Maness Brothers
  • Erica Blinn
  • Rum Drum Ramblers
  • Hillary Fitz Band
  • Roland Johnson
  • The Fighting Side
  • Elliott Pearson & The Passing Lane
  • Old Capital
  • Walter Greiner
  • Allie Vogler
  • The Big Idea

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: www.ticketweb.com

Follow the Facebook page for more details. RSVP to the event! We'll see you there!

 

 

Direct download: AdamDonaldRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:51am CST

Last week I caught up with Fine To Drive to talk about their start, their debut album WHAT THE WHISKEY DID, upcoming shows, stories behind some of these songs and jam some live acoustic. 

See them LIVE

6/8 at Molly Darcy's (duo)

6/9 at Naked Vine (full band)

6/14 at Porter's Steakhouse

7/28 at San Loo with Cree Rider

9/22 at The Stage at KDHX

Full calendar, merch and the album at FineToDriveBand.com. Be sure to follow them on Facebook & Instagram!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • What the Whiskey Did (acoustic)
  • Winter Takes A Vacation 
  • Everything But Love (acoustic)
  • Brake Lights (acoustic)

You can find WHAT THE WHISKEY DID digitally on ITunes, CDBaby & Spotify! 

 

Direct download: FineToDriveRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:52pm CST

Muliti-instrumentalist & DJ Lusid returns to the show talk about some of his new projects he's working on including his latest release VAPORWAVE EP, his upcoming HU$TLER EP, working on a comic book, and much more!

See him LIVE

7/27-28 at Lighting Of The Moon festival at New Haven Event PArk in Ava, MO 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Vaporwave
  • Elevator Heist
  • Hustler (snippet)

Find more information & buy some merch at Lusidelia.com

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or ROCKPAPERPODCAST.com

 

 

Direct download: Lusid2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:10pm CST

Saturday afternoon I went to hang out with my buddy Bryan over at Naked Vine. I love what he has created there! I just wanted to do something to help and be a part of what he's doing, so I invited him on the podcast to tell his story! We get into how he started Naked Vine, he's love of music, why there is a broken door on the stage and so much more.

Visit Bryan at Naked Vine Tuesday-Saturday. Grab a wine, whiskey or craft beer and enjoy the show!

Coming up:

5/31 Billy Croghan (Les Gruff & The Billy Goat)

6/1 Beth Bombara

6/2 Grass Fed Mule

6/12 Rock Paper Podcast presents Singer Songwriter Storytelling night with Joe Bizelli, Seth Brand & Tyler Lewis

6/16 Beth Lee & The Breakups

Full calendar at NakedVine.net Be sure to follow Naked Vine on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. 

 

Direct download: BryanHerrRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:25pm CST

Nick & Maggie of Vintage Pluto join me on today's episode to talk what it's like being in a family band, being a cover band for 10 years, their brand new upcoming original studio album and jam some live acoustic! 

On this episode you'll hear 

  • No 
  • Shine (Collective Soul cover Acoustic)
  • Southbound
  • Words Of The Wise (Live Acoustic)
  • Ruby (Live Acoustic)

See them LIVE

6/17 at Taha'a Twisted Tiki for Riverfront Times Showcase

7/1 at Taha'a Twisted Tiki for Album Release Party

For more information & dates follow Vintage Pluto on Facebook & Instagram!

 

Direct download: vintageplutorpp.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:00am CST

Meet the guys of Outrun The Fall! These veterans of the St.Louis local rock scene (most of them from Hollow Point Heroes) recently debuted this brand new band, and then dropped a three song EP! 

We get into some of the stories of recording the debut EP with Matt Amelung at Encapsulated Studios, upcoming live shows, what is a wolf tiger and what to else to expect from Outrun The Fall. We also talk snack cakes as I brought along some Little Debbie's (Please sponsor my show Little Debbie!).

On this episode you'll hear a preview of their EP

  • Crazy
  • Wolf Tiger

Download the EP on CDBaby.com or stream on Spotify!

Follow Outrun The Fall on Facebook for more dates!

See them LIVE

6/23 at Pop's for Mental Fixation Album Release Party with Outrun The Fall, Verba Stellae, Shots Fired & Disguise The Limit

7/21 at The Babylon for Rock University Festival

Direct download: OutrunTheFallRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:28am CST

Comedian, Author & Teacher Rob Durham returns to the show to talk about his new book AROUND THE BLOCK. He shares some interesting stories that helped inspire the book, a glimpse at the process of writing a book, his upcoming Teacher Appreciation week at the Funny Bone and a lot more!

See Rob LIVE

5/19 at 6 North Cafe for a Book Signing 

5/19 at Finn's Food & Spirits in Hannibal, MO with Max Price

5/30-6/3 at St.Louis Funny Bone with Kevin Patterson

Check out his new book AROUND THE BLOCK now available at RobDurhamComedy.com, Amazon or wherever you buy your E-Books.

 

Direct download: RobDurham2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:46am CST

Singer Songwriter Sean Coray stops joins for Episode 571!  We get in to talking about his latest FIND A WAY EP, some of the stories behind the songs and play some live acoustic.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Live and Learn (Live Acoustic)
  • Picture Yourself (Album version)
  • My Time Loving Wrong (Live Acoustic)

Grab a copy of FIND A WAY wherever you get your digital music or physical copies at shows!

See Sean LIVE

5/24 at Blueberry Hill in the Duck Room with Leland's Road & Russ Lawton 

More dates at SeanCoray.com. Follow him on Facebook & Instagram.

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Direct download: seancorayRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:26am CST

The other night I stopped by to visit my friends The Wingmen at their band practice. We had a lot of laughs talking about some of the crazy songs they play in their cover band, some of the history of the group, and did some live acoustic covers of a few of their favorite girl pop tunes.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • What's Going On (4 Non Blondes)
  • Wrecking Ball (Miley Cyrus)
  • Baby One More Time (Britney Spears)

See The Wingmen LIVE

5/4 at Claytons

5/26 at Llywelyn's Webster Groves

7/28 at Stone Spiral 

Follow them on Facebook & Instagram. TheWingmenSTL.com

 

Direct download: WingmenRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:16am CST

I took a drive out to Granite City, IL to meet up with the guys of Blues 'N' Grass to talk about their sound, how the band formed, and do some live jamming!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Jambalaya (Hank Williams Sr) 
  • For What It's Worth (Bufflao Springfield)
  • How Mountain Girls Can Love (The Stanley Brothers)

See Blues N Grass LIVE

5/2 at Doit's Village Inn

6/9 at Melting Pot Market

7/7 at Canton Inn

Be sure to follow them on Facebook for more dates! Be sure to visit their sponsor Sanchez & Sons Western Wear and tell them you heard it about it on Rock Paper Podcast!

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Direct download: bluesngrassrpp.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:03am CST

The other night I caught up with none other than DJ Mahf at his home and talked about some of his adventures in music. From DJing house parties in high school, Earthworms, his Beastie Boys tribute My Posse In Effect to touring the country & world playing music. 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Steddy P & DJ Mahf - A Moment In Time
  • Earthworms - Get Up ft Steve Ewing
  • DJ Mahf - Sonic Trauma 2 

Follow DJ Mahf on FAcebook, Twitter & Instagram

Check out his website DJMahf.com

See him LIVE

May 19 with My Posse In Effect at Old Rock House

June 17 at RFT Showcase at Atomic Cowboy

July 20 with RJD2 & DJ Alexis at Atomic Cowboy

Motown Monday's

Pin-Up Bowl on Tuesdays

Star Bar most Saturday & Sundays

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

 

Direct download: DJMahfRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:44am CST

A bit ago I caught up with Blastar at band practice and got in to talking about everything from video game music, girl scout cookies, Pee Wee's Big Adventure to new music. 

They decided to debut TWO BRAND NEW songs on today's episode for you. You'll hear:

  • Salamander
  • Working Tidal

Find more Blastar music on their Bandcamp page, ITunes & Spotify

Follow them on Facebook for upcoming dates!

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Direct download: blastarRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:25pm CST

This episode was recorded LIVE on Record Store Day at Music Record Shop. There is a fair amount of background noise as it was a party. I had so much fun recording this one. Big Thanks to Music Record Shop for inviting me out. Thanks to my friends Danny & Josh of Brother Lee And The Leather Jackals, Stephen of Hands & Feet, Brent & Zach of Silent Hollow, Dustin of For The City and Matt & Elijah of Inner Outlines for stopping by to hang out with me. 

I drop in some songs throughout the show from all of these guys. On this episode you'll hear:

  • Brother Lee & The Leather Jackals "Brown Bottle Flu"
  • For The City "Lady In The Water"
  • Hands & Feet "All Night Skate"
  • Silent Hollow "Lies In Fiction"
  • Inner Outlines "Halo" ft Garrett Rapp

Support these wonderful hard working bands! See them LIVE

Brother Lee & The Leather Jackals

5/12 Gramophone then Livery Company

5/18 Broadway Oyster Bar with Wild Adriatic

5/19 Toad Road Festival

7/26 Jackal Fest 3 at Ready Room

For The City

5/24 Herrin Fest with Pop Evil

5/25 Old Rock House with City Of Parks, Inner Outlines & Man The Helm

Silent Hollow 

5/5 Pop's for Pointfest Finals

5/12 Pointfest!

Inner Outlines

5/25 at Old Rock House with For The City, City Of Parks & Man The Helm

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

 

Direct download: RSDRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:10am CST

Last weekend I ran into my friend Devon Allman out enjoying a night on the town in St.Louis, MO. He then invited me over to join Duane Betts and Him in the morning on the tour bus before leaving town on their tour! So that's exactly what happened, this episode was recorded live from the tour bus. Along with Devon & Duane, we were also joined by Tyler Stokes (guitar) & Nicholas David (keys) of The Devon Allman Project and long time friend Catfish Willie.

We had a great time talking about this tour, meeting on The Allman Brothers tour, Duane's new SKETCHES OF AMERICAN MUSIC EP, Devon Allman Project hitting the studio, and much more. 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Royal Southern Brotherhood "Left My Heart in Memphis"
  • Duane Betts "Taking Time"
  • Duane Betts "Downtown Runaround"
  • Devon Allman "A Night Like This (The Cure cover)"

See them LIVE

4/24 New York, NY

4/25 State College, PA

4/27 Charlotte, NC

4/28 Phenix City, AL

4/29 Atlanta, GA

4/30 Tybee Island, GA

5/1 Charleston, SC

Find all things Devon Allman including the full list of dates at DevonAllmanProject.com

Find all things Duane Betts at DuaneBetts.com. Pick up Duane's EP this week!

Follow both of them on Facebook & Instagram!

Direct download: DevonDuaneRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:07pm CST

Shark Dad returns to the show to talk about their new album PINK MOTEL, their release party, performing with Peelander-Z, stories behind some of these songs and more.

PINK MOTEL is available digitally everywhere on 4/21!

On this episode you'll hear

  • Cherokee Beach
  • Nameless #2

See Shark Dad LIVE

4/22 at The Firebird for their Album Release Party with Let's Not and Turtle Club

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

Thanks to Music Record Shop for their support! New records in every Friday! Visit them at their new location in the Dotzack Building. Shop online 24/7 at MusicRecordShop.com.

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Direct download: SharkDad3RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:52am CST

Comedian Will O'Donnell joins me to talk about his start in comedy, some QuikTrip life hacks, winning Hey Guys comedy competition and more. 

See Will LIVE

4/18 at Hey Guys Comedy in Fairview Heights, IL

4/20 at Good News Brewing Company O'Fallon, MO

Follow Will online for more QT tips

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

 

 

Direct download: WIllODonnellRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:34am CST

On April 10th I hosted my very first Singer Songwriter Storytelling showcase at The Monocle. I invited some of the best guys I know to join me Dana Michael Anderson, Neil C. Luke and Chris Rader.

Photo by Gavin McNutt. Left to Right: Dana, Neil & Chris

Be sure to support these guys. Pick up Dana's latest record BOTTLES available digitally everywhere. Check out Neil with his band's Old Soul Revival and L.S. Xprss. Old Souls Revival have a brand new record titled OLD SOULS REVIVAL. You can see Chris with his band Clusterpluck. The also have albums available everywhere.

Thanks again to my wonderful guests, and all the fans and friends that showed up that night. Big thanks to The Monocle for the opportunity. Join us every 2nd Tuesday as we continue this as a monthly series. 

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Thanks to Music Record Shop for their support! New records in every Friday! Visit them at their new location in the Dotzack Building. Shop online 24/7 at MusicRecordShop.com

Direct download: songwriters1RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:49am CST

I took a drive out to Hess Van Schlemer Metalworks in Illinois for the night to hang out with my friend Lexy Schlemer of Candy Coated Evil. We get into talking about some of her solo music, her crazy weekend for the shop at Walker Stalker, hanging out with Paul Thorn and play some live acoustic.

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Blame It On The Music
  • Livin' Loud
  • Never Be Mine

See Lexy LIVE

4/13 at Franchise 8-12 with Brad Noe

4/14 at Paddy McD's 9-1 with Brad Noe

4/21 at Stagger Inn 5-8

Be sure to follow Hess Van Schlemer on Facebook. HVSmetalworksart.com

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Direct download: LexySchlemerRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:38am CST

New Lingo returns to the show! This time they brought along their manger Juan Ibanez. Juan also recently shot music videos for New Lingo including their "Swoon" & "Texas Justice" videos. We talk about how these guys are all came to working together, the new RV, hitting the road on tour, brand new music and big ol release party coming up!

See New Lingo LIVE

4/28 at The Firebird with Ashland, Steeples, Hard Loss, Man The Helm & Cold Rooms. $10 tickets. 6pm FirebirdSTL.com

For more dates, follow the band on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. NewLingoSTL.com

On this episode you'll hear 2 songs from their upcoming BELOVED EP including "Swoon" and the WORLD PREMIERE of "High Hopes"

 

Direct download: NewLingo2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:07am CST

The other night I had the privilege of hanging out with my friends Neil C. Luke & Drew Sheafor of L.S Xprss. I just pressed record and let them do their thing. We talked about a little of everything, played some live acoustic and had a lot of laughs. 

Neil C. Luke (Left) & Drew Sheafor (Right) of L.S Xprss

See them LIVE

4/13 Jamapolooza at Livery Company

4/14 at Lo-Fi Cherokee 11a

4/29 at Sinkhole with Thee Oswalds

5/12 at Venice Cafe

6/2 at Cantonn Inn

6/16 & 17 at RFT Showcase in The Grove

6/23 at Creefest at Off Broadway

Find more dates by following L.S. Xprss on Facebook & Instagram!

On this episode you'll hear

  • "I Had To Face It" 
  • "Mama" (River Kittens cover)
  • "Rock N Roll Milkshake"
Direct download: LSXprssRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:06am CST

The other night I sat in a St.Louis Denny's with Comedian & Musician Sarah Pearl to get to know a little more about what she has been up to. We get into her start and love for comedy, her early days in music and her new project she's working on and then we chow down on some pancakes! Thanks to Ruth our wonderful waitress for taking such great care of us. 

Closing out the show you hear a bit of Virgina Muse a demo version of Lake Street Drive's "What I'm Doing Here." Keep an eye out for more music and dates from Virgina Muse soon.

See Sarah LIVE

4/6 at Foam for Coffee Break with Yale Hollander

4/22 at Helium for Best In The City

5/3 at Venice Cafe for debut performance of Virgina Muse

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

Direct download: SarahPearlRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:00am CST

Pure October RETURNS! I caught up with this pop punk trio the other day to talk about some of their big upcoming shows, brand new music, we answer all the burning questions from the fans, and debut their new single!

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Always 
  • Sunny Side Up

Follow Pure October on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram! Pick up their music on ITunes, Bandcamp or Spotify.

See them LIVE

4/5 at Lindenwood University 

4/7 at Blueberry Hill Duck Room with Inner Outlines, Free Parking & Calloway Circus. Don't forget to pre-order your new shirt before the show at PureOctober.com!

5/19 Kickback Fest

6/2 at The Firebird for Agitate The Airwaves Birthday show

 

 

Direct download: PureOctober2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:20am CST

The other night I stopped in at the Mudpit to talk with Nate Lowery of The Native Sons. I had a great time talking with him and getting to know him a little better. We get into talking about his move to St.Louis, starting The Native Sons, his family, Mudpie, play some live acoustic and share stories behind these songs.

On this episode you'll hear: 

  • Searching For A Line (Live Acoustic)
  • Circles Around The Sun (Live Acoustic) 
  • Valley Of The Acid Eaters (Live Acoustic)

See The Native Sons LIVE: 

Every Sunday at The Beale on Broadway 5-8

Every Monday at 1860 Saloon 9-1

4/4 at The Ready Room

For more dates, follow the band on Facebook & Instagram. Keep an eye out for an album coming soon!

Direct download: nateloweryRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:25pm CST

Singer songwriter Brent Stewart joins me on the show to talk about his brand new album, some stories behind some of the songs, play some live acoustic and more!

See Brent LIVE

4/6 at Varsity Theater in Carbondale

4/7 at Evangeline's in St.Louis

On this episode you'll hear 3 new songs from HOME TO ROAM

  • Record Junkie Blues
  • Some Things
  • Home to Roam

Follow Brent Stewart on Facebook & Instagram. Pick up some of his other albums on BrentStewartMusic.com

Direct download: BrentStewartRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:43am CST

The other night I caught up with rapper Altayzie at his home and talked about his upcoming album DREAMSCAPE, early influences, mental health, and even do a little live rap!

Altayzie breaks down the whole record track by track. Get a sneak peak at DREAMSCAPE. You'll hear:

  • Sleep Paralysis
  • The Woods
  • Duct Tape

See Altayzie LIVE

4/20 at Schalfly Tap Room for this ALBUM RELEASE PARTY also performing LIVE Zues Rebel Waters, Bo Dean, CieJ & Loutribe Jigg

Follow Altayzie on Facebook, Instagram & YouTube.

 

Direct download: AltayzieRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:38am CST

Good friend of the show ATG of Discrepancies stops by to talk about his new solo album he's working on. We talk about some of the stories behind the album, debut a brand new track and more. ATG brought along his friend Gorilla J. I had a great time getting to know him a little better. They even did a little freestyle rapping for the show!

On this episode you'll hear

  • Got 5 On It Freestyle
  • Blessed
  • Fragile (ft Dub Flow & Gorilla J)
  • No Limit Freestyle
  • Wu-Tang

Head over to ITunes, Google Play or Spotify and pick up the single "Blessed" from ATG today!

Follow him on Facebook, Instagram & YouTube!

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Direct download: ATGGorillaJRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:12pm CST

The other night I stopped in at Encapsulated Studios and meet with up with rockers The Disappeared. We talk about some of the bands history, how they formed, crazy tour stories, new music, their return to the stage and more!

See them LIVE for the first time in 2.5 years!

4/14 at The Sinkhole with Breakmouth Annie, Better Days and Shitstorm 

Follow them on Facebook & Instagram for more information and more dates

On this episode you'll hear

  • Directions
  • City of Neighborhoods
  • Sometimes Days Just End

Find more music from The Disappeared on Bandcamp, ITunes or Spotify!

Direct download: TheDisappearedRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:05pm CST

Pirate Signal RETURNS! They have a brand new EP, a release party and so much to talk about. We also talk about their trip to SXSW, recording the EP, stories behind the songs and more. 

Head over to PirateSignalMusic.com today and grab a copy of the new Abolition EP

See them LIVE

3/30 at Blueberry Hill Duck Room with Hounds, The Mercs & Kodek

tickets available at Ticketmaster.com or Blueberry Hill box office

Follow Pirate Signal on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

On this episode you'll get a sneak peek at the EP

  • Abolition
  • Mr.Grey
  • Problem Solver

Keep an eye for a music video for Mr.Grey this coming week from Matt Basler!

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

Direct download: PirateSignal2RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:50pm CST

Phillip Russo returns to the show to talk about some of the new projects he's working on including his tap dance band MoSTLy Tap, solo albums and play some live acoustic. He also invited Matthew & Tom of Hitchcock & The Hitmen to join us and talk about some of the exciting shows they have coming up!

See Phillip LIVE

Every Wednesday Open Mic at Irish Corner Pub 9-12

March 24 Hitchcock & The Hitmen at Alpha Brewing Company Grand Opening 4-7

March 30 MoSTLy Tap at The Monocle 8p

April 6 & 7 at 2720 Cherokee for Wonderland

On this episode you'll hear:

  • The Reaper (Live Acoustic)
  • Break Free (Live Acoustic)
  • House of The Rising Sun (Animals Cover)(Live Acoustic)

Follow MoSTLy Tap & Hitchcock & The Hitmen on Facebook for more dates!

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Direct download: PhillipRussoRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:52am CST

Meet Silvi, Silvi! Brand new group from St.Louis, MO! We get in to talking about how this group formed, their debut show coming up, their sound and even jammed some live acoustic in the living room.

See them LIVE

4/14 at Schlafly Tap Room. Free show! with The Young Arm 9pm

Follow them on Facebook & Instagram for more updates and videos. 

 

Direct download: SilviSilviRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:04am CST

Long time friend Chris Curd returns to the show! Chris last appeared on the show with his band The Hush List. This time around we wanted to talk about his new solo project Kodek! We also get into him being a new father and a bunch of other stuff as we catch up. 

See Kodek LIVE

3/30 at Blueberry Hill for Pirate Signal Album Release Party! with Pirate Signal, Hounds, Kodek & The Mercs

Tickets available at the box office or ticketmaster.com

On this episode you'l hear 2 live acoustic songs

  • Days Change
  • I Can't Even

Follow Chris on Instagram for more videos & updates.

 

Direct download: ChrisCurdRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:00am CST

A bit ago I sat down with two of the hardest working guys in St.Louis Music, Paul Niehaus of Blue Lotus Studio & Jeremy Segel-Moss of St.Louis Blues Society. I love what these two are doing for our community, especially the St.Louis Blues.

We get in right in to talking about this years St.Louis Blues Society compilation 17 in 17. This collection features 17 original songs from artists currently performing in St.Louis. Now available at StLouisBluesSociety.org, The National Blues Museum, Vintage Vinyl or any of the artist on the compilation.

Get a sneak peek at some of the greatness on this album on today's episode! You'll hear:

  • Alonzo Townsend "A Letter To My City"
  • Marcell Strong and The Apostles "I Got To Find My Baby"
  • Kim Massie "Little Girl Lost"
  • Matt "The Rattlesnake" Lesch "Rattlin'"
  • Teec'a Easby "How Do You Like Your Blues?"
  • Brian Owens "Lord Knows (Ain't Personal)"

You can also be come a member of St.Louis Blues Society and receive a copy as well as other great perks. Sign up today at StLouisBluesSociety.org

Be sure to follow Blue Lotus & St.Louis Blues Society on Facebook!

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Direct download: 17in17RPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:07am CST

This past weekend I caught up with Brad Jackson of The Fighting Side and the River City Opry. We talk about what he's been up to with the RCO and some plans to make it continue to grow, some of the upcoming shows, and Creefest! 

On this episode you'll hear:

  • Zack Sloan "Conspiracy Minded (Live acoustic on Rock Paper Podcast)"
  • Les Gruff & The Billy Goat "Punched Your Ticket"
  • The Fighting Side "Can't Help Myself"

All songs available for download on Bandcamp

Come out to the River City Opry at Off Broadway

3/18 with Elliot Pearson and The Passing Lane, Mattie Schell, Zack Sloan, Lexy Schlemer, Les Gruff And the Billy Goat, Missouri Dave Maness & Opera Bell Band

4/22 with Allie Vogler, The Fighting Side, Fred Fiction, Opera Bell Band, Trigger 5 & more

6/23 Creefest 

Follow River City Opry & The Fighting Side on Facebook & Instagram. 

Listen to Rock Paper Podcast on Spotify, ITunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music apps or click PLAY

Direct download: BradJacksonRPP.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:02am CST

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